Written by Hugh Metcalf

Top bathroom tap trends of 2019

Whether you’re renovating your whole bathroom or looking for an easy update for a basin or bath, these are the tap styles that are hot (and cold) right now.  

Vitra origin range of brassware taps in different finishes such as black and copper - bathroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: VitrA

Choosing the taps for your bathroom is an important decision which can really set the tone for your new space. Modern or traditional? Polished, brushed or matt? While these choices may seem incidental, the devil is in the detail when it comes to pulling together a cohesive bathroom design scheme. 

So, if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for your bathroom project, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest brassware trends of the year for your consideration. 

Black 

Frontline bathrooms onyx contemporary black mixer tap - bathroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Onyx Matt Black basin mixer, £115, Frontline bathrooms 

Matt, black finishes are a growing trend in bathroom design. With a strong, graphic form, these styles are particularly suited to contemporary spaces, where they cut a striking figure alongside other strong lines and geometric shapes. 

Industrial 

Hudson reed's revolution wall mounted mixer tap in an industrial style - bathroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Wall mounted basin mixer, £205, Hudson Reed

Many luxury brassware collections feature industrial styling in the form of wheel-like crossheads and knurled detailing, but these styles are becoming more affordable and accessible with collections such as Hudson Reed’s Revolution.  

Hands-free

Grohe's hands-free  basinmixer tap with sensor - bathroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Bau Cosmo E tap, £263, Grohe 

As the world becomes more and more environmentally minded, eco options such as Grohe’s sensor-activated tap are becoming more popular. This tap is designed to limit the amount of water wasted when using the basin. The perfect choice for a cloakroom. 

Art Deco 

Crosswater waldorf basin mixer in an art deco style - bathroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Waldorf lever basin 3 hole set, £529, Crosswater

As we approach 100 years since the advent of Art Deco style, taps which feature the ornate and angular detailing associated with the era are becoming firm favourites for those who prefer a more traditional, period-led style of bathroom. 

Copper

Vitra origin bath filler tap in copper - bathroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Origin bath filler, £239, VitrA

While chrome may remain king in the bathroom, many homeowners are opting for gold brass taps to bring a touch of luxe and character to their bathroom space. If gold is too bold and brazen for you, copper offers an equally trendy appeal, but with a little bit less of the glitz and glamour that comes with brass styles. 

 

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